Thursday, December 31, 2015

1960s Beforever Melody Ellison Release Date

For the first time, it seems American Girl is changing up the timing of how they release new character books and dolls. We've already seen the next historical Beforever character's, Melody Ellison from the 1960s, first book (No Ordinary Sound), which hit bookshelves earlier this week and will be officially released on January 1st, 2016 (tomorrow!).

Thanks to Amanda on Facebook, we now have a good idea when the Melody doll and collection may be released. She took this photo which she graciously allowed us to share here, showing that Melody's second book (Never Stop Singing) and her Journey book (Music in My Heart) will be released in July, suggesting that it is very likely the doll and collection will be released at this time as well.


The author of Melody's books is Denise Lewis Patrick, who also wrote Cecile's books and Addy's Journey book. The illustrator is Juliana Kolesova.


All 1960s BeForever Melody Ellison Leaks/Info/Photos:
Link to Photos of 1960s Beforever Melody Doll in Various Hairstyles:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/07/photos-of-melody-with-various.html

Link to Comparison Photos of Melody, Addy, & Cecile Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/07/comparison-photos-of-melody-addy-cecile.html

Link to 1960s Beforever Melody Doll Review with Photos:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/1960s-beforever-melody-ellison-doll.html

Link to Photos Possible Red Polka Dot Birthday Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/photos-of-potential-red-dress-for-truly.html

        ->Link to Detail Photos of Red Polka Dot Dress Modeled on Sonali Doll:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/photos-of-red-dress-for-beforever.html

Link to Photos of Potential Gold Bow Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/leaked-gold-dress-for-beforever-melody.html

Link to Photos of Potential Gold Coat, Hat, & Gloves Set for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/leaked-photos-of-coat-for-beforever.html

        ->Link to Collector Detail Photos of Potential Gold Coat for 1960s Beforever Melody:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/golden-coat.html

Link to Photos of Blue Pajama Top for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys_28.html

        ->Link to Photos of Complete Blue Starry Pajamas Outfit for 1960s Beforever Melody:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/leaked-photos-of-beforever-melodys-full.html

Link to Photos of Rainbow Play Outfit for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys.html

Link to Stock Photos for Doll & Floral Peplum Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/02/stock-photos-for-melody-doll-floral.html

Link to Photos of Doll & Collection for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/02/1960s-beforever-melody-doll-collection.html

Link to Journey Book Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/journy-book-cover-for-1960s-beforever.html

Link to Book 2 Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/book-2-cover-for-1960s-beforever-melody.html

Link to Potential Release/Debut Date for 1960s Beforever Melody Doll & Collection:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/1960s-beforever-melody-ellison-release.html

Link to Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever character Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melody.html

        ->Link to Collector Detail & Comparison Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever Melody:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys-dog.html

Link to Photos of potential store debut gift & name for 1960s BeForever girl modeled on dolls:

Link to 2nd potential leaked outfit, Floral Peplum Dress, for BeForever 2016:

       ->Link to Photos of 1960s BeForever Floral Bow Dress modeled on Truly Me #26 doll:

Link to 1st potential leaked outfit, Green Plaid Dress, for BeForever 2016: 

       ->Link to Photos of 1960s BeForever Green Houndstooth Dress modeled on Kanani doll:
           http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/photos-of-1960s-beforever-green.html

       ->Link to Photos of Melody's Green Meet Dress modeled on Truly Me #62 doll:
           http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/photos-of-truly-me-62-in-beforever.html

Link to information about the 2016 BeForever historical character's book 1

       ->Link to Cover Illustration & Back Cover Summary for 1960s BeForever Book 1:

       ->Link to Book 1 Chapter List, and Book 2 & Journey Book Titles & Summaries:

       ->Link to Specific Details about Melody, her family, and story from Book 1:

28 comments:

  1. So will Melody herself be released or just her book?

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    1. Just her first book will come out January 1st, and the rest of her books and possibly her doll & collection later in July.

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    2. Okay, I understand now. Thank you!

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    3. My pleasure! It is definitely a bit confusing since AG has changed up their release pattern. ^_^

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  2. Ah, I'm so excited for Melody! I can't wait for her to be released! Her story sounds so cool and the doll seems like she'll be super cute. ;)

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    1. Me too! I can't wait to see what the doll herself will look like! ^_^

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    2. I'm saving up to get her! Maybe I will ask for melody for Christmas

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  3. I'm not surprised, we have seen hardly any Melody leaks, and on amazon I saw only no ordinary sound will be realeased tomorrow

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    1. Yes, that's why I also wasn't expecting the doll and her collection to be released any time soon, as much as I would love that. :)

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  4. I'm already scheming ways to save enough money (and not impulse buying things) so that I can buy her as soon as possible :3

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  5. My Melody book has shipped from Amazon, but the Lea Clark ones have not shipped yet.
    I'm OK with Melody arriving in July. We are still getting to know Maryellen!

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    1. I agree. I want each girl to have her own special moment without competing with the other. :)

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  6. Hey! Just wanted to share this picture with you. It's similar to Melody's peplum dress. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45176802486594739/

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing the image with me! I'm still learning about the fashion in the 60s so it's interesting to see. ^_^

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  7. On the ag website it says 'our new beforever doll's book is available now, and her whole world arrives this summer'

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  8. Does anyone know if they are phasing out Addy's doll. My daughter really wants her for her birthday and I would be sad if they started phasing all of addy's doll line out after I buy the doll in May.

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    1. No one knows yet who the next doll will be, and with the exception of Maryellen, an argument can be made for all the dolls, though it seems like the strongest contenders are Addy, Josefina, and even Rebecca.

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  9. Hi Im new to the whole be forever line... do you know if the books are the same for the old characters or have they been rewritten the ag site isn't really clear or I overlooked it. When I was a kid there were six books I just wondered because I wanted to buy books for older characters like samantha and addy and josefina

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    1. Samantha, Addy, and Josefina have new books. But some older dolls were archived like Felicity, Molly, and Kirsten. They still only have the six books available.

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    2. There are now two books per character when dealing with the main story and the journey books, which aren't canon and deal with a modern girl traveling back in time.

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    3. Hi Caitrinelyse! In the fall of 2014, AG revamped the historical line and it is now called Beforever. The historical characters had their original 6 books combined into 2 separate books. For the older historicals who used the have the 6 books, the stories have not changed, only the format. The newer historical Beforever characters will no longer have the 6 books, and instead their stories will be in 2 books. AG also started adding a 3rd Journey book to each Beforever character's collection. These are choose your own adventure style books where you as the reader can join the characters in their world and pick how you would like the story to run.

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  10. Does anyone know the exact date for when the actual doll and her collection comes out? I am going to the American girl store this summer and I want to be there on her release date.

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    1. No official date has been given out yet. There are guesses of either June 23rd, when her second and journey books will be released, or late July (time given on the flier pictured above), or sometime in August, around when Maryellen was released last year.

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  11. It's August ALREADY!!!! Release ze doll!-A Lissie Quote:)

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    1. Hahaha! I know, it feels like the release will never come!

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